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Schmidt: Best of the Best meetings to be held in Minot

By Staff | Feb 6, 2015

Four Best of the Best in Research and Marketing meetings have been set for February in Grand Forks, Moorhead, Minn., Minot and Bismarck.

The first series of meetings was held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Moorhead on Feb. 4 and at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on Feb. 5.

These meetings reviewed research findings on issues that impact wheat and soybean production in the region. Topics include protein in wheat, managing soybean cyst nematode in soybeans and the value of seed treatments.

The second series of meetings will begin in Minot at the Holiday Inn on Feb. 12 and be followed by a meeting at the Ramada Inn in Bismarck on Feb. 13. Both meetings begin at 9 a.m.

These meetings will focus primarily on issues related to wheat production and marketing. Topics include managing herbicide-resistant weeds, nitrogen and sulfur management, and best management practices for durum.

Hands-on demonstrations are planned at all of the locations.

“These hands-on demonstrations always are popular because participants get a chance to interact with the presenters and see and touch what is being described,” says Joel Ransom, North Dakota State University Extension agronomist and one of the meeting organizers.

A noon lunch will be provided at each venue. There is no participation fee but advance registration is requested.

To register, go to or North Dakota residents can call (701) 328-5111. Minnesota residents should call (800) 242-6118, ext. 3.

These meetings are sponsored by the Minnesota and North Dakota wheat and soybean growers and checkoff organizations in conjunction with the University of Minnesota and NDSU Extension Services.

N.D. Angus University Roundup Set

North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center will hold the North Dakota Angus University Roundup from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 12.

“For the past three summers, the North Dakota Angus University (NDAU) feedout project has provided cattle producers with a better understanding of how Angus- sired cattle from their operation perform in the feedlot,” says Chanda Engel, livestock research specialist at the center. “Producers also have received information on performance, feed intake, carcass characteristics and the potential profitability available through retained ownership.”

The NDAU Roundup is a classroom-based program aimed at providing future feedout consignors and others interested in the program with information on how the program functions. The Roundup also will provide past and potential consignors with specifics on how cattle in the program have performed and insight into using carcass expected progeny differences for making future bull selections.

Roundup presenters will include research, Extension and farm business management staff from the Carrington Research Extension Center.

The event is free of charge and registration is not necessary.

For more information, contact Engel at (701) 652-2951 or chanda.engel@ndsu.edu.

The Carrington Research Extension center is 3.5 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

The next NDAU program will be held in June. Fifteen producers and a total of 480 cattle have participated in the program.

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